Emma Walker fired by Sugar
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 June 2010
Emma Walker was fired from the 'Junior Apprentice' semi-final last night (09.06.10), after her team Revolution failed to match the record-breaking sales reached by rivals Instinct
Emma Walker was fired from the 'Junior Apprentice' last night (09.06.10).
The 16-year-old student was sent home by Lord Alan Sugar after her group Revolution failed to match the sales success of rival team Instinct, whose £39,785.09 profit from selling Dutch designer goods set a new show record.
After finding herself back in the boardroom with fellow team members Arjun Rajyagor and Zoe Plummer, Emma was eventually sent home, despite Lord Sugar admitting it was a difficult decision between her and Zoe, because of the mouthy blonde's attitude towards team work.
He said: "Emma, I think you've got something there, there is no question of it.
"Zoe, what worries me about you is, will a leopard ever change its spots? Emma, I've got no worries whatsoever about you succeeding, so with a heavy heart and much regret - you're fired!"
Following her exit, Emma has tipped mathematician Arjun to win tonight's (10.6.10) final.
She said: "Arjun is definitely the strongest candidate left. He has the amazing ability of being good at everything he puts his hand to. He isn't a one-trick pony and is a great person to work with. Plus, I genuinely believe he deserves it. My money is on him."
Meanwhile Lord Sugar has admitted the younger spin-off programme stopped him leaving 'The Apprentice' after five series.
He said: "I've enjoyed 'Junior Apprentice' tremendously - it was my brainchild. It was one reason for me continuing 'The Apprentice'. The format's very good and the viewing figures keep growing, but there might come a time when I think 'I can't add to it'.
"That's why 'Junior Apprentice' came just at the right time and the BBC kind of detected that's how I felt about it - that I needed to do something else. The BBC are going to commission a longer series next time because six episodes wasn't enough."